[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of New Castle 12-23-1975 by L.L. No. 14-1975. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known as the "Solid Waste Disposal Law."
The purpose of this chapter is to provide for the disposal of all solid waste generated in the town in compliance with federal and state standards for the control of air, water and ground pollution through participation in the Plan for Solid Waste Management in Westchester County, New York, dated May 7, 1974, adopted by Westchester County Board of Legislators by Resolution No. 162-1974, as provided herein.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- A Plan for Solid Waste Management in Westchester County, New York, dated May 7, 1974.
- SOLID WASTE
- Includes all manner of useless or unwanted or discharged solid or semisolid nontoxic, domestic, commercial, industrial, institutional, construction and demolition waste materials, except hazardous, toxic, chemical, human or rendering wastes.
- SOLID WASTE FACILITY
- Includes any fixed facility that is established, maintained and operated, either as its primary function or in support of some other facility or operation, for the transfer, treatment, disposal or salvage of solid waste. It includes, but is not limited to, any facility that is established for the purpose of transferring, bailing, composting, incinerating, recycling, separating, salvaging, shredding or landfilling any solid waste or any combination of functions thereof, including stationary compactors located at points of collection.
The town shall deliver or cause to be delivered to a solid waste facility or facilities designated by Westchester County, and licensed, operated or approved by Westchester County, all solid waste collected or caused to be collected within the boundaries of the town, subject to such restrictions as may be required by the county in conformity with the plan as set forth in Resolution No. 162-1974 of the County Board of Legislators, except that bona fide recycling or resource recovery programs or drives within this municipality and operated or licensed by it may be exempted from this section with the approval of Westchester County.
Recognizing that the plan offers the most efficient and least costly method of solid waste disposal in compliance with federal and state standards for the control of air, ground and water pollution, the town agrees to pay all reasonable fees set by Westchester County for the disposal of solid waste, presently estimated to be about $15 per ton at the designated point of transfer to the county facility.
This chapter shall take effect immediately except that §§ 106-4 and 106-5 shall take effect on the date set by Westchester County for the assumption by Westchester County of total responsibility for the disposal, in accordance with the plan, of all solid waste collected in the town, and upon 60 days' prior written notice by the county to the town.
The town may withdraw from the plan or any amended or substituted plan adopted by the County of Westchester upon 30 days' written notice to the county.